How can anyone not like Phil Baroni? Dude is like the MMA version of Ghostface Killah. If Baroni had to make a list of his top five influences in MMA, dude would just take that list, platinum plate it, and wear it around his neck. Normally, if someone was a self-proclaimed ‘New York Badass‘ you would act like you cared for a little bit and then just pay him the cab fare…but we’re talking about Phil Baroni. I first heard of him in 2007 when the dude refused to tap out against Frank Shamrock and instead just went unconscious…on purpose!
Baroni fights on the ridunkulously stacked Strikeforce card tomorrow (Nick Diaz vs. Scott Smith isnt even the headliner) against Joe Riggs (dude actually beat Nick Diaz in 2006). In today’s weigh-in, Baroni came out in a bathrobe and spent the entire time yelling at a Showtime employee that was trying to direct the fighters in front of the cameras. Welcome to the funniest thing you will ever read today. [Source]